[Gluster-users] GlusterFS on mailservers

Stephan von Krawczynski skraw at ithnet.com
Tue Nov 16 04:29:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:17:48 -0800
Craig Carl <craig at gluster.com> wrote:

>  Please don't think we are 
> not working hard to meet your expectations.

Really, Craig, I am not expecting _anything_ for _me_ from glusterfs.
I only feel very sorry for an interesting project that gave a great vision but
choose featurism over completely solving basic requirements of a fs, not to
mention trivial expectations concerning a replication setup - which should
have been a true strength. 

>     At a higher level Gluster is changing, and I think improving based 
> on feedback from the community, our paid subscribers and the storage 
> industry as a whole. Designing and writing a file system that is used on 
> thousands of servers in less than 3 years was, and is incredibly 
> challenging, and expensive. Contrast Gluster with another excellent file 
> system project, brtfs, which also has paid engineering resources and is 
> still very experimental [1].

I really don't want to talk about btrfs here, because its problems are
unrelated to glusterfs problems.

>    Our community asked for a couple of things from Gluster 3.1;

Well, honestly, whatever the community asked, you managed to create the first
project I have seen in more than a decade that is not able to upgrade its
older versions because trivial deployment setups have just been _dropped_.
I cannot remember ever seeing something like this before. That is really

> Thanks,
> Craig
> -->
> Craig Carl
> Senior Systems Engineer
> Gluster


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